Some Medical Students may have had their placements in Emergency Departments postponed. Here are some resources that you can access from home to learn something about Emergency Medicine.
It's International Women's Day on March 8th, and on the run up to this I've been thinking about what it means to be a woman in medicine.
For good or ill, as human beings we are all swayed in our behaviour by the actions of those around us... we just can't help it, it's a fact of life.
Humility is weakness and weakness is something we cannot afford when we are dealing with people's lives. But what if humility is actually strength, not weakness? What if, rather than putting patients at risk, it is actually key to keeping our patients safe? What if we are misunderstanding humility?
Would I be so busy, that, yet again, December would come and go without me really having time to enjoy it? I consistently tell my juniors that the Consultant rota is a million times better than as a trainee, was this still going to hold true?
Two Twitter threads discussing essentially the same issue and yet the response from healthcare professionals has been dramatically different. Have we in the healthcare community learned something from the last episode and decided to engage positively with this issue? Or is something else going on?
It is now a year since I started my Consultant post and over the last 12 months I’ve been asked several times if the step up to being a Consultant is “worth it”. Similarly, I’ve been asked by newer Consultants elsewhere if being a Consultant “actually gets better”. I think these questions themselves do enough to demonstrate that life as a Consultant is not all a bed of roses.